Family Making Funeral Arrangements for Local Soldier

Sgt. Mac Smith
Sgt. Mac Smith

MAY 12, 2005 -- Sgt. Mac Smith, 22, of Wilmington was killed Wednesday night when a bomb exploded under his convoy in Iraq.

Smith graduated from New Hanover High School in 2000, where he played football and lacrosse. He was a member of ROTC all four years of high school.

Smith had most recently been stationed at Fort Erwin, California. Smith's parents, who live in Wilmington, were notified of his death Thursday morning. The family and military are beginning to make funeral arangements.

Smith's parents say he will be buried at the National Cemetery in Wilmington.

Reported by Justin Smith